Synonyms of instigate in English:

instigate


See definition of instigate

verb

1‘the Commission instigated formal proceedings’

SYNONYMS
set in motion, put in motion, get under way, get going, get off the ground, get in operation, start, begin, initiate, launch, institute, lay the foundations of, lay the first stone of, sow the seeds of, set up, inaugurate, found, establish, put in place, organize, get working, get functioning, activate
trigger off, set off, spark off, inspire, foment, kindle, stir up, whip up, actuate, generate, cause, bring about
get the ball rolling, set the ball rolling, start the ball rolling
informal kick off
formal commence
ANTONYMS

halt

2‘the clergy were criticized for instigating men to refuse allegiance’

SYNONYMS
incite, encourage, urge, goad, provoke, spur on, drive on, egg on, entice, stimulate, push, press, prod, prompt, induce, impel, prevail upon, constrain, motivate, make, influence, persuade, sway
arouse, rouse, excite, inflame, stir up, sting, prick
informal put up to
North American informal root on
procure
ANTONYMS

dissuade